Internal Communications

The information on these pages is intended for DHS workers, and we are happy to share the communications with our public readers.

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”   George Washington Carver

To all staff:  Please share your suggestions and concerns with Director Patricia McManaman or with Deputy Director Barbara Yamashita by sending an email to; mahalo for your kokua.

Employee Newsletters

Employee’s Retirement Systems (ERS)

Retirement Workshops

Retirement Workshop Sign-up form
ERS Pre-Retirement Workshop – Hawaii DHS 104
ERS Pre-Retirement Workshop – Kauai DHS 104
ERS Pre-Retirement Workshop – Maui DHS 104

Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF)

Information on EUTF Site

Forms can be found at

 DHS Personnel Office Training Classes

Training Program Schedule Sign-up form
Bloodborne Pathogens Training – Oahu May 14, 2014 DHS 104
Bloodborne Pathogens and Infant and Child CPR May 8th DHS 104
Safety Management Training April 29th DHS 104
Workplace Safety Training for Employees June 5th DHS 104
Standard First Aid OAHU May 1st and 20th DHS 104
Administrative Procedures for Supervisors TBA


Social Services Division Required Training Classes

Training Program Schedule Sign-up form


Department of Human Resources Development

Training Program Schedule Sign-up form
DHRD Safety Branch Training Schedule January – July 2014 DHS 104
Revised DHRD State Executive Branch Training Catalog January – June 2014 (revised) DHS 104
Free Public Forums TBA
Hawaii State Ethics Commission Training TBA

UFUE / TANF / TAONF Resources

SEE Program Videos

Discovery Health Connection Web Services Launch on October 19, 2006, with  a keynote address by Dr. Drew Pinksy. Watch our launch speakers

Notable Sources for Information

Information of Interest

Civil Rights Corner

2013 Incentive &  Sustained Superior Performance (SSP) Awards
State Capitol Auditorium, August 22, 2013